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the christmas eve night her mr. right popped the question. >> he came running down the street. i went to the movie and went to the post office to see if there was a letter from him. by the time i got halfway to the post office he caught up with me. he says let's get married tonight. i said, we can't get married tonight. he says yes we can. no we can't. yes you can. >> couple says they will love each other forever. cox was the first surgeon to do overnight call shifts at shock trauma. >>> many of you want to help the people in connecticut and scammers are keeping their eyes on you. coming up at 6:00, what you need to know about the tricks they are using to dig deeply in to your wallet. >>> weekend shooting rocks an arundel county tavern known for history of violence. >>> she was said to return to working hilary clinton hospited
. if she was committed to new york presbyterian hospital testicles. doctors are treating her with a blood thinner. the treatment suggests that mrs. clinton will be ok. >> if you have a bleeding in your head, you would not put someone on anti-coagulant for treatment. they said they expect her to be in the hospital 48 hours. >> this is the second time mrs. clinton has suffered a blood clot. in 198898 she was hospitalized for blood clots behind her knee. the philadelphia eagles have fired their head coach andy reed. the owner says it's time for them to move in a new direction. he was not the only one fire today. they let go of smith. the -- the bears got lovie smith. more on that at 5:00 tonight. a long-awaited trip to the post- season, but rgiii has helped the redskins to the playoffs. the fans are looking ahead to the weekend. brianne carter reports. >> on a day synonymous with celebrating, redskins fans are off to an early start. >> we are having a lot of fun. we're very excited. >> the redskins beat the cowboys sunday night 28-18, earning a division championship for the first time in mo
to rename this ira the kay bailey hutchison spousal ira in her honor, and i hope, mr. president, we can join together and honor senator hutchison by getting that done before we close out our business this year. kay, of course, has always championed the state sales tax deduction, which may not seem like a big deal to others in this carriage carriages but it . but it is a big deal in texas. we don't have a state income tax. but we do pay a state sales tax. and of course kay has also worked to reduce the marriage penalty tax. she's been a strong defender of taxpayer interests and her efforts have made the tax code less hostile to saving and to families. she alluded to her great work with nasa. she's one of the senate's leading supporters of nasa and human space flight, and of course gnaws i nasa has contribd historic technological breakthroughs that have benefited all americans. kay appreciated the importance of basic scientific research to long-term american prosperity and she appreciates the role that nasa has played in fostering innovation. she's long said and advocated for support for nasa
as she steps down as secretary of state. mrs. clinton is in dublin ireland, today on one of one of her last foreign trips. she admitted she's looking forward to the quiet life. >> i'm, frankly, looking forward to returning to living a life that enjoys a lot of simple pleasures, and gives me time for family and friends and other pursuits. >> mrs. clinton was also asked if president clinton will become the new ambassador to ireland. she said her husband will continue the work he's been doing in ireland with or without the title of ambassador. >>> a new survey indicates michelle obama could successfully follow in hillary clinton's footsteps wa political career. public policy polling asked illinois voters who they would choose in a hypothetical matchup between mrs. obama and the current senator, mark kirk. the poll has the first lady leading 51% to 40%. senator kirk has been sidelined from capitol hill for nearly a year now since suffering a stroke. mrs. obama has never indicated any interest at all in seeking political office. >>> ellen facing a controversy. why a conservative group is up
of the appropriations committee, mrs. lowey, congratulate her on becoming the new ranking member. mrs. lowey: and i congratulate you on the wisdom that you share with us. mr. speaker, i rise in strong opposition to the bill. instead of putting forth a serious comprehensive and balanced deficit reduction plan, the republicans are taking a time-out so the house can embark on yet another effort to pass portions of the ryan budget. the same ryan budget that would end compare as we know it, walk away from the caps on discretionary spending agreed to in the budget control act and has no chance of being signed into law. our constituents want us to negotiate, agree to a solution to avoid economic catastrophe. i had concerns of some of the proposals that the president made in his negotiations with the speaker but at least the president was seeking a workable compromise. instead they walked away from the negotiating table, given everything our country has been through in the last two months from superstorm sandy to the tragedy of newtown, the last thing americans need is the politicians to refuse to compromi
of the public eye for a few days. mrs. obama joined her husband in his weekly address to wish all americans a merry christmas. >> after a decade of war, our heroes are coming home. all across america, military families are reuniting. so this week, let's give thanks for our veterans and their families and let's say a prayer for all our troops, especially those in afghanistan, who are spending this holiday season overseas, risking their lives to defend the freedoms that we hold so dear. >> this is the first family's fifth christmas in hawaii since mr. obama was elected president. hawaii's not a bad place to be right about now, especially when you consider how cold it is out here, gwen! >> today's not going to be all bad, wisdom. >> oh, really? >> no, it's not, trust me. yesterday, we had really gusty winds, creating very significant wind chills. let's take a look at some of those numbers. yesterday's wind gusts at national were at 43. 44 at baltimore. look, 51 at dulles, unbelievable. it did make it feel a lot colder than it actually was. 45 degrees, yesterday's high at dc, right where we sho
on the consulate in libya. her spokesman says mrs. clinton is recuperating at home and the secretary of state will testify before congress next month. >>> and in africa, the united states is closing its embassy in the country of the central after condition republic. the state department is ordering the american ambassador and all his staff to leave immediately. rebels there have been closing in on the capital this week. an air force c-40 evacuated 40 americans overnight and the u.s. is telling all americans there to get out now. out now. >>> this just in to the fox 5 newsroom. russian president vladimir putin has signed a bill that bars americans from adopting russian children. we've been following this story and beth parker has more on the impact now here at home. >> reporter: tatiana mcfadden is a three time gold medalist sprinter in the paralimpics. she was adopted in 1994. >> i was adopted age six. no russian family wanted to adopt me. >> a woman from howard county maryland rescued her from that orphanage. >> i saw her and i looked at her and i said that is going to be my mom. >> reporter
officer: the senator from arizona. mr. mccain: may i thank the senator from maryland, as always, for her usual courtesy and i think she had a very important message and i appreciate not only the words themselves but her eloquence and passion. mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the senator from south carolina be included in a colloquy during my remarks. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mccain: mr. president, i, like i believe all of us just finished watching the president's remarks at -- i guess it was the executive office building. and i'm not sure yet as i sort out my impressions of the president's remarks as to whether to be angry or to be saddened. i've been around this town for a number of years, and as is well known, i had an interest in the presidency more than academic and i've watched a lot of presidents, going back to president reagan from the standpoint of a member of congress. and i've watched these other crises as we go through them, whether it be the potential shutdown of the government when newt gingrich was speaker of the house, we've seen these other
matsui, for her great work on this issue. and i so appreciate the leadership and partnership of mr. kind and mr. murphy in combining these two important health care bills in order to both provide safer, more affordable access to care for those with compromised immune deficiencies as well as finding ways to save money with the important medicare program and the smart act. i want to thank dan elling, staff director of the ways and means subcommittee on health, as well as jennifer sefarian for her leadership of ways and means committee. but i especially want to thank my constituent and friend, crarle ann, the mom of david, for her -- carol ann, the mom of david, for her hard work on behalf of these patients. and the founder of the immunodeficiency network, for years who came up here asking for this help in change. today, this congress, republicans and democrats alike, joined together in providing that help and access. i urge support for this bill and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 1845, as amen
pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from utah. mr. chaffetz: mr. speaker, i have no additional speakers but i'll continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlelady from the district of columbia. ms. norton: i want to thank the gentleman from utah for his work on this bill, and i particularly want to thank the chairman of the full committee, mr. issa, who went to great lengths to make sure that this bill in fact made the agenda of the conference and who has been so important to understanding and making sure that particularly minor bills like this receive quick treatment. i must say in addition to his work on very, very important bills for the district of columbia that are still in progress, like our budget autonomy bill. with that, mr. speaker, i have no further speakers, and i yield the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from utah. mr. chaffetz: mr. speaker, we urge passage and i yield back. the speaker pro temp
the shooter was beginning his rampage. luke's teacher tried to protect her kids. so you're in the classroom and mrs. mckenzie, is she calm? is she excited? how was she? >> she was crying. >> reporter: mrs. mckenzie was crying? >> yeah. >> reporter: because it must have been pretty scary. >> yeah. but then like our next door teacher said to come to her classroom. >> reporter: so you all went in this? >> yeah, because probably the gunman was going to come in our classroom. i don't know. >> reporter: fortunately for luke and his classmates the gunman never made it to their classroom. but even as they were ushered to safety at a nearby firehouse, the kids were very scared. and luke bravely wanted to help calm them. >> they're crying and i'm like, it's okay. my dad is a cop. he'll like help us. >> reporter: his dad, luke ramirez, is a police officer in the neighboring town of oxford. and he did come. he was one of the first responders on the scene. >> he grabbed me, actually. and i said, oh, i said, you're finally here. what took you so long? >> reporter: it was a happy ending for the santana fa
agree with her completely, mr. speaker. it's very important that we not let the sequester take place and i hope and believe that she is right, that we will not see that happen. and number two, i'd like to associate myself with her remarks as it relates to ensuring that we do not go over the fiscal cliff. that's something that is very, very desired on our part as well. i'd also like to respond to just one point very quickly, mr. speaker, before i yield to my good friend from roseville, and say that i can provide my friend from rochester, our distinguished ranking member of the rules committee, assurance that we will not be adjourning the congress today and ending our work. i have said, i said in the rules committee, mr. speaker, that we are going to continue with our work. the action that we're going to take as it relates to these two measures, again, the reconciliation package, which is designed to ensure that, as my friend from rochester has said, that we don't see sequestration which we all know would be devastating, take effect, it is a package of $238 billion over a 10-year perio
to national security. on a final note, i want to congratulate mrs. myrick on her years of great service to the intelligence committee. she'll be leaving us this year. this will be her last authorization bill that she'll participate in. pleased to see provisions she championed in may concerning the protection of the united states information technology supply chain is included in this bill. she has done great work on her time in the committee and she certainly will be missed. she's been a true champion of the national security interests of this country. she is a great friend of mine. i wish her well in her new endeavors. and i think all who participated -- i also want to take this opportunity to take my chief counsel for celebrating his birthday today on the house floor on new year's eve day. i appreciate that very much. with that i would reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from maryland. ruppersberger -- mr. ruppersberger: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pr
. the presiding officer: the senator from mississippi. mr. cochran: mr. president, we wish to thank the distinguished manager of the bill for her courtesies and for her skill in managing this bill. her sensitivity to the need for improvements and sustaining the disaster assistance capabilities of our great country. thank you. mr. paul: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from kentucky. mr. paul: i ask unanimous consent to call up amendments 3376 and 3410 en bloc. the presiding officer: the clerk will report the amendments. the clerk: the senator from kentucky, mr. paul, proposes amendment numbered 3376 and 3410 en bloc. mr. paul: mr. president, when hurricane sandy struck, hundreds -- when hurricane sandy struck the northeast, hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people were without power. we all saw the video footage, we saw the terrible trauma and people are still trying to dig out from underneath the debris of hurricane sandy. during that period of time, hundreds of workers drove up from the south wanting to help. these workers were nonunionized and they were t
: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from new jersey. mr. lobiondo: continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from washington. mr. larsen: thank you, mr. speaker. i'd like to yield two minutes to the gentlelady from oregon, ms. bonamici. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. bonamici: i rise in support of h.r. 2838 to protect our marine economy, protect our maritime borders and protect the brave coast guard personnel, including the personnel of the sector columbia river which is headquartered in oregon's first congressional district. i thank the coast guard subcommittee for their work on this and the full and ranking member of the full transportation and infrastructure committee. in supporting the basic mission of the coast guard, this bill includes language to re-authorize another important mission carried out, noaa's marine debris program. in june of this year, coastal residents in my home state of oregon found a 66-foot dock resting on a beach near the town of new port, oregon. the dock was just
judge and i look forward to her nomination -- confirmation today. and with that, mr. president, i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? mr. cornyn: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from texas. mr. cornyn: mr. president, can you tell me how much time is remaining on this side? the presiding officer: 15 minutes. mr. cornyn: thank you. mr. president, it's become disturbingly clear that president obama doesn't mind whether or not we drive off the fiscal cliff. just last week, his own treasury secretary, secretary geithner, said the white house was -- quote -- "absolutely" prepared to go off the cliff unless republicans agree to raise marginal tax rates. in other words, during a period of high unemployment -- the highest since the great depression -- the president's willing to risk another recession in order to increase taxes on small businesses and the people we depend upon to create jobs. how much revenue will the president's tax hike generate? well, by raising the top two rates, it would produce only about $68 billion in 2013. i say "only," because in relationship to
. i thank her so much for working so well and hard on this. ms. stabenow: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from michigan. ms. stabenow: thank you very much. i first want to thank senator merkley who has been tireless in bringing forward the issues of the farmers and ranchers in oregon and to my colleagues who are here on the floor from new york and new jersey. i had the opportunity to be in new jersey with senator menendez and to see firsthand also with senator landrieu and senator tester, and it's very, very clear that this is a horrific situation and deserves our attention and support. what we are doing with this amendment, as modified -- i want to thank senator blunt for working with us in cosponsoring the amendment stk-rbs to basically -- is to basically take what we have done and passed in the farm bill and putting it into this very, very important disaster assistance bill. in the spring we experienced late freezes that wiped out many fruit crops in a number of states, including michigan, new york and pennsylvania. in my home state we had a 98% loss of cherry crop
the evidence prove? and frankly, her lawyer, mr. bill cherry, is one of the finest attorneys in ft. lauderdale. he has the right to investigate this matter. and while being in the netherlands by itself is an innocuous fact, why aren't they answering these questions? >> that's not true. >> the trail of evidence will lead him to the end result, and if it's innocuous and there really is no mr. aguilar living and alive today, come forward and answer these questions. why can't they tell us what's going on? maybe there's more to the story, and that's why they're not coming forward. but the bottom line is this needs to be investigated, and jamie, as a surviving wife, has the right to know what the truth is concerning her husband. harris: tad? >> well, the bottom line here is if they're hiding money, it's easy to follow a paper trail of money. and this situation is no different than any other paper trail. also how hard would it be to get an investigator in the netherlands to look around, follow the money trail and see if they see anything that doesn't look proper? the bottom line is the only thing tha
to her. >> ticket, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding. i rise in support of his resolution to condemn the act of a lone gunman in newtown, connecticut, and to offer condolences of the family members and members of the community. i join him in saluting the courage of the teachers and administrators who gave their lives to save the children in their care. to thank the first responders to a live on the scene who not only got survivors to safety but to end the succession of killings happening. those first responders leave their home every day knowing they are going to face danger and they did that day as well. in the face of it, they were heroic, as were the teachers and counselors. this is all the meat to cook -- this has all been laid clear to us. congressman murphy, senator collect murphy, who represents this district would such a distinction and compassion. congressman courtney, congressman john larson, jim hines. all of them spoke with such beauty at our service earlier. the candlelight service. it was so moving to hear their connection to the people there. the president s
passion, i hope that her passion for social justice is an inspiration to all of us. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? mr. cummings: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: does the gentleman ask for unanimous consent? mr. cummings: yes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. cummings: thank you very much. today i'm incredibly pleased to congratulate my dear colleague for her aessential to the chair of the senate appropriations committee. the senator's commitment to our great state is undeniable. she has worked tirelessly throughout her prestigious career to serve her fellow marylanders first as a social worker and now as one of the most influential members of the united states senate. the senator is a leader that maryland and truly our nation can be proud of. she was the first woman elected to the senate who was not preceded by her husband or father and has continued breaking barriers ever since. t
of the fiscal cliff. mr. mccain: may i thank the senator from maryland, as always, for her usual courtesy and i think she had a very important message and i appreciate not only the words themselves but her eloquence and passion. mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the senator from south carolina be included in a colloquy during my remarks. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mccain: mr. president, i, like i believe all of us just finished watching the president's remarks at -- i guess it was the executive office building. and i'm not sure yet as i sort out my impressions of the president's remarks as to whether to be angry or to be saddened. i've been around this town for a number of years, and as is well known, i had an interest in the presidency more than academic and i've watched a lot of presidents, going back to president reagan from the standpoint of a member of congress. and i've watched these other crises as we go through them, whether it be the potential shutdown of the government when newt gingrich was speaker of the house, we've seen these other crises as the debt l
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it faster and their model is ready, and i will concede, just let's get started. thank you, mr. chairman. >> i also thank her for 15 years, having union station, a true intermodal center, used to have people come to the greyhound station, drag their luggage to union station, we used to go around town to take a bus, and some satellite location and 15 months we have got that done and dedicated, came up for that during a very heated election but i thank you for your leadership. not this secretary but deputy secretary was instrumental in thanking the nation's capital having a true intermodal, like most of you. >> i want to thank our witnesses for being with us and i want to thank secretary ray lahood. it is your birthday. i would not have chosen to spend my birthday with you but glad you have chosen to spend your birthday with us. particularly to the chairman for holding this hearing and discussion -- a week and half ago to go to new york, bless amtrak forever, even on the assumption, and i do share your view, we have a densely populated corridor in the northeast, that requires no bust devel
, and it will be, it will be a testament to her work and her love for her daughter. mr. speaker, i urge the house to pass katie's law and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. smith: mr. speaker, i yield four minutes to the gentleman from new mexico, mr. pearce. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new mexico is recognized for four minutes. mr. pearce: i thank the gentleman from texas for yielding and i thank the gentleman from california, mr. schiff, for his leadership on this. i rise in strong support of h.r. 6014 today. katie sepich, her picture her here, tells us a lot. she was fun-loving, vibrant, outgoing. she was a leader in our age group. she made things happen. katie, beginning in january of 2002, was in her last year of grad school. during that year, in one of the last conversations with her daughter, her mom asked her daughter the same question that many of us receive from our parents. what are you going to do? when you graduate with your master's degree in business? the reply was the
whole thing was different. >> reporter: she's still legally wed to her second husband, nba player kris humphries. >> mr. and mrs. kris humphries. >> reporter: that union went down in flames 72 days after they spectacular wedding. tmz reports kim was trying tears of joy when kanye made the announcement last night. he famously congratulated his friend, jay zee, when beyonce showed off her baby bump at the vid know music awards, it's now his turn to be a proud papa. is it too early to start speculating on baby names? >> yes, yes. >> you think? really? i mean, we're talking about this for months. brace yourselves. >> thank you. >> the kardashians are known for their "k" names. kanye, kim. expect another one? >>> you ever want to feel like a hot "a" list celebrity out on the town? imagine this. you can rent an entourage, including paparazzi who will hang on your every word and scream your name wherever you go. nick watt tried it out. >> reporter: that's what i thought l.a. was all about. it's why i moved here. but this is my reality. i wanted an entourage. >> it must be emasculating. >> rep
allies. >> reporter: in private, there was tension. reagan urged her to negotiate, but she wanted victory. mrs. thatcher said "she was sure that the president would act in the same way if alaska had been threatened." to get what she wanted, the iron lady used her softer side. "dear ron," she writes, "i think you are the only person who will understand the significance of what i'm trying to say." >> very personal. >> absolutely. >> reporter: mrs. that th thatcher's charm offense worked and they remained friends long after they left power. nbc news, london. >>> an elementary school crush blossoms into true love. we'll tell you about a roman more than 20 years in the making. cue the music. first, this is "today" on nbc. >>> still to come, a record number of holiday gifts are expected to be returned this year. where some of those end up might surprise you. >>> plus, we'll look back at 75 years of "weekend today." >> good morning everyone. time is :25. here's a look at some of our top stories. road crews have already started gearing up for another visit by mother nature. crews spent much of fr
back up, which is exactly what nancy pelosi proposed. we will take her proposal. and mr. van hollen says it will not give one a democratic road or something -- for something your leader proposed three months ago. that as political theater, mr. van hollen. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i wish the outgoing chairman of financial services well. this policy did not make the tax proposal that would -- nancy pelosi did not have a tax proposal that would give people earning over $1 million in tax break. no. 2, the proposal the president has put on the table has trillions of dollars of cuts, which is more than in the cuts on the table and would deal with the sequestered. the republican proposal will increase the likelihood taxpayers have to pay -- bailout the financial industry again. they strip away the independence of the consumer finance protection board so that lobbyists can meddle in exactly how they do their work so that they are looking out for the interests of lobbyists rather than the interests of the american people. this approach we're seeing here is another example of trying to help
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the house budget. passed not once but twice. provided real solutions. mr. speaker, here's our spending represented a different way, because there's so many head herrings in this body. i -- red herrings in this body. i want to say, mr. speaker, if you help me spread the word with my colleagues on the left. i'm on the rules committee. we often handle the rules debate here on the floor. it gets toxic from time to time. folks are trying to make their point. everybody's got their talking points. it turns out into an -- turns into an argument instead of a discussion how o to make america better. i do hope in this coming time, whether we use special order to do it, time off the floor to do it, we'll find an opportunity to have more of a discussion. because the facts are what the facts are. we ought to be able to agree on what the facts are, and then we ought to be able to disagree what about the solutions are. we ought to be able to question each other's judgment without questioning each other's motivations. i hope we'll be able to spend some time on that. i heard folks say, mr. speaker, oh,
? the presiding officer: the senator from maryland. mr. cardin: let me thank senator shaheen for her leadership on this issue. we've had many discussions about how to advance human rights issues and what is the best strategy to get the sergei magnitsky bill enacted into law. your leadership on the senate foreign relations committee on europe, your leadership in the helsinki commission, you've been one of the real champions on this issue. i just want to thank you, want to thank you for your good advice and for allowing us to be able to get us to this day. i'm convinced tomorrow the senate will pass this legislation. the president is going to sign it, and we will have achieved a great victory for human rights. i thank you. i think also your observations as we were talking about how to move forward with this bill in connection with pntr for russia and as senator lieberman talked about a little bit earlier, i am convinced as important as this bill was, that the magnitsky bill by itself would have been extremely difficult for us to get through for the president and for the president to sign and to b
of need. that's what we've always done, and that's what we must do now. i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from connecticut. mr. blumenthal: thank you mr. president. i want to first begin by thanking my colleague from maryland senator mikulski, for her very kind and generous words about the recent tragedy that we suffered in connecticut and her sense of compassion and kindness in the remarks that she just made but also thank her for her vision and courage and leadership on the legislation before us and associate myself with the very eloquent and powerful remarks made by both senators from new york and the senator from new jersey today and i want to strongly oppose the amendments that would constrict and delay aid that is vital to connecticut as it is to the other states of the region that was hammered and pummelled by storm sandy in the night that it hit our area. the scope and scale of destruction made it one of the largest natural disasters to affect our nation. it left millions of people without homes or electricity. it cost tens of billion
, be the first child foor her and her husband, prince william. >>> mr. roker is here with a look at the weather. >> two big storms on both coasts. we start here in the northeast and the east coast. really, severe weather through the southeast today. winter storms going on right now in new england. we're talking about one to six inches of snow in parts of maine, one to three inches of rain down through the southeast. out west, we've got another big storm to talk about. this one is going to be causing blizzard warnings, winter storm weather advisories, winter weather advisories from the pacific northwest all the way into colorado. snowfall amounts anywhere from one to two feet of snow in the cascades, about one to two inches of rain along the california coast. we'll have your local forecast but first this message.ge. >>> good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. we have had patchy dense fog. more sprinkles in northern maryland and northern west virginia headed into the metro area over the next several hours. between now and then, clouds, patchy dense fog. in the 40s for much of re
rampage. luke's teacher tried to protect her kids. so you're in the classroom, and mrs. mckenzie is -- is she calm, is she excited? how was she? >> she was crying. >> reporter: mrs. mckenzie was crying? >> yeah. >> reporter: because it must have pretty scary. >> yeah. but then like our next door teacher said to come to her classroom. >> reporter: so you all went in there? >> yeah because probably the gunman was going to come in our classroom. >> reporter: fortunately for luke and his classmates, the gunman never made it to their classroom. but even as they were ushered to safety at a nearby fire house, the kids were very scared. and luke bravely wanted to help calm them. >> they were crying. i was like, it's okay. my dad is a cop, and he'll like help us. >> reporter: his dad, luke ramirez, is a police officer in the neighboring town of oxford. and he did come. he was one of the first responders on the scene. >> i saw my husband was calling. i picked up the phone right away. and i hear the terror in his voice telling me something terrible happened. you have to get here to th
adept and politically savvy. >> dolly madison loved every minute of it. mrs. monroe mated it, absolutely hated it. >> she warned her husband, you couldn't move without including what women want and what women have to contribute. >> during this statement, you are a little breathless and it was too much looking down and i think it was a little too fast, not enough change of pace. >> yes, ma'am. >> he is probably the most tragic of all of our first ladies. >> they never should have married. >> she later wrote in her memoir that she said, i, myself, never made any decisions. i only decided what was important and when to present it to my husband. now, you stop and think about how much power that is, it's a lot of power. >> prior to the battle against cancer is to fight the fear that accompanies the disease. >> she transformed the way we look at these bugaboos and made it possible for countless people to survive and to flourish as a result. i don't know how many presidents realistically have that kind of impact on the way we live our lives. >> just walking around the white house grounds, i am
you expect mrs. clinton will say she can get beyond this? >> i think that remains to be seen. we just don't know what secretary clinton knew, what she approved, did her political deputy protect her? did he keep information from her because he is a very political guy? clearly has been a loyal soldier to secretary clinton, so did he cover up? that's a huge question of whether or not her deputies kept things from her to protect her, or if she knew about these cables and she made the decision. we need to know these answers. >> those are the questions that the members of congress may or may not be asking when they have these hearings. rick, thank you for your time. happy holidays and merry christmas. >> you too, eric. >> we'll see what happens. >>> fox news alert. i'll take this one. routers reporting dozens have been killed or injured in an uh syrian -- on a see yen airstrike on a bakery. new video just into fox. some are reporting 200 are dead or hurt. here you go. this is just a little while ago. the strike hit a town recently seized by rebels in a new push to take territory in the hama
eleanor holmes norton will welcome more than 200 disadvantaged district children to her 22nd annual d.c. children's christmas party on the hill. they'll be getting gifts and lunch as well as a visit from santa and mrs. claus. >> that's so nice. i don't have such nice news. on the outer loop of the beltway it's jammed basically from college park through silver spring. the accident after connecticut avenue was cleared. we'll go to the northbound side of i-95. again very slow and heavy right through springfield trying to get up toward duke street where the accident was moved. same story over to 66 on traffic land. an accident near route 50 caused this delay. >> looks like christmas lights on the highway. >> all lit up for sure. >>> next on cbs this morning, they're talking about the weapon that was used in the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. several lawmakers are turning to push for stronger gun laws. >>> howard and i will be back in just 25 minutes with a live update on traffic and wept gler watch out for the wind -- weather. >> watch out for the winds today. get updates on news, weath
and say i enjoyed our working relationship over the last six years and note that will continue as well. mr. conyers: thank you very much. i now turn to the gentlelady from texas, a senior member of judiciary, ms. sheila jackson lee. i will yield her as much time as she may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from texas is recognized for as much time as she may consume. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentleman verp. this is an enormously positive exhibition of the working relationship of the members of the house judiciary committee. and i thank both the chairman and ranking member for the evidence of collegiality of the waning moments of the 112th congress. i want to follow my ranking member and acknowledge appreciation for the service of judiciary committee chairperson lamar smith who happens to be a tall texan and so we are delighted to thank him very much for the work that he's done. and to join with and established icon of judiciary prominence in john conyers, the two matched well in their excellence. and i thank the ranking member and the former chairperson for his work and
been grateful to have. especially in her darkest hours, men who lead by example and who expect nothing in return. mr. reid: mr. president, i -- the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: yes, i didn't mention -- i should have, but i'm really -- have been waiting the last hour or so to make sure that it was okay with his wife that i came here and said something, so i haven't had time to do much other than feel bad about senator inouye. as i indicated, i talked to irene. i wasn't able to talk to ken, but i did talk to irene. i want to make sure that everyone understands the depth of my feelings -- i'm speaking for the entire senate. he believed in me more than i believed in myself, many, many years ago, a couple decades ago, he said, you know, you're going to do great things in the senate, always talked about my leading the senate, and he always came and said,, oh, always -- you did the right thing by telling you that you did the right thing. the chapter of inouye in the senate is something that is remarkable. not only his military record but what he did with the defense aspec
is -- socially adept and politically savvy. dolley madison loved every minute of it. mrs. monroe hated it. >> she wants her husband, you cannot rule without including what women want and women have to contribute. >> during this statement, you were a little breathless and there was too much looking down. i think it was a little too fast. not enough change of pace. >> yes, ma'am. >> probably the most tragic of all forced ladies -- first ladies. >> she later wrote it in her memoir that she never made any decision, i only decided what was important and when to present it to my husband. you stop and think about how much power that is. it is a lot of power. >> prior to this battle against cancer is to fight the fear that accompanies the disease. >> she transformed the way we look at these bugaboos and made it possible for people to survive and to flourish as a result. i do not know how many presidents realistically have that kind of impact on the way we live our lives. >> just walking around the white house grounds, i am constantly reminded about all the people who have lived there before, and particul
, dropped from public view until her death in july. >> you haven't answered the question, mr. president. >> from space to time, mike wallace spent 60 years mostly on "60 minutes" and most often afflicting the comfortable with his confrontational style of journalism. wallace died in april. another television star, dick clark, was the maker of teen idols on "american bandstand" and rang in the new year for america for nearly four decades. as familiar as the whistle that opens his tv show, andy griffith planned to be a preacher or opera singer but settled on acting which he did up until his death in july. when larry hagman was shot as j.r. ewing on "dallas," it was the most watched point in his career that gan -- began on "i dream of jeannie." and joe paterno was sullied by the child sex abuse scandal at penn state that broke just before his death in january. etta james died in january 50 years after her version of "at last" became a must at millions of weddings. whitney houston died in february. ♪ i will always love you ♪ >> donna summer, in may. and some unique sounds fell silent, to
as you go forward. i asked to commend the commissioner for her work on prison, the petitions. i appreciate the progress made and encourage the commission to resolve these matters as quickly as possible. mr. chairman, members of the commission, thank you. >> thank you. mr. barton, you are recognized. >> thank you. i am tempted to yield back to mr. dingell and let him continue asking his yes or no questions. sooner or later, he will get to one they cannot answer. the chairman asked a question that i will put a different slant on. he referred to that part of the hr 3630 that the commission, in making these reassignment or reallocations, shall make every effort, every reasonable effort to preserve the existing population and coverage area for each broadcast licensee. on the next page, 72, said the paragraph 5, with regard to low- power television usage, it says nothing in this subsection shall be construed to alter the spectrum. in the fcc power point presentation in response to the question can low-power television participate in a reverse auction, the answer to that is no. i under
conservatives and liberal democrats have gone along with all of it. may i say, mr. speaker, what a pity he not to see the honorable member be secure in her place. from the jungle, she may not have it succeeded in talking to the nation on many things. but she did think for the nation when she called the prime minister of the chancellor [inaudible] [cheers] mr. speaker. no wonder this prime minister keeps on losing his temper. because his worst nightmare is coming through. economic credibility as part of an constant and unfair. yes, he is the chancellor. can someone get him out of here? [cheers] mr. speaker. fiscal rule is broken on every target that they set themselves. failing and failing. 212 billion pounds more borrowing than they promised two years ago. [inaudible] unfair, incompetent, and completely out of touch. before he heard my statement and before he let at the forecast. we don't jiggle the numbers in the treasury anywhere. that's when he was in the treasury. the budget responsibility and that is the problem he's got. his whole honesty was about complaining it is going to. that's
of her statement rather than the latter part. we have a good report. mr who seeks recognition, mr. bishop. you are recognized. >> thank you very much. i wanted to say thank you for the hard work of the last 20 months. we may not agree on a lot of things that certainly transportation is important to you. i commend you, you look like you are 30 years old. to summarize the rail, just about every weekend -- this is really important to me. i am a writer and icy how it is all the time, i wish we had superspeed, absolutely. it takes 2-1/2 hours to get to washington d.c.. could we make a lot better? absolutely. this region, the northern region is a very congested area. and if you really want to see it, drive up once in awhile and get on the georgia turnpike on exit 1 and you will see how you want to get back on the train because it is so congested. i would hope that in the future we can really seriously think about high speed rail. this is a region of the country that generates jobs, and more important than anything else have the ridership to sustain such an investment. so i look forward to worki
. i join with the entire senate family in wishing her and john the very best in the years ahead. mr. president, in these closing days of the 112th congress, the senate is saying farewell to again one of our most popular and respected members, senator jeff bingaman of new mexico. when jeff came to this body 30 years ago, he had already led a life of accomplishment created in small-town new mexico, silver city. he was an eagle scout, graduated from harvard college, stanford law school, where he met his future wife, ann. while at stanford, he worked in senator robert f. kennedy's campaign for president. at the age of 35, he was elected new mexico attorney general in 1978. and four years later at the age of 39, elected to the united states senate. during his three decades in this body, jeff bingaman has been a classic workhorse senator as opposed to being a show horse senator. he is truly remarkable and distinctive among senators for his willingness to shun the limelight and share the credit in order to get important things done for his state and for this country. senator bingaman has b
-up exam they say was related to her concussion. the state department says clinton suffered that concussion earlier this month. the location of the clot has not yet been disclosed to us. doctors are closely monitoring mrs. clinton. cnn's jill dougherty is live in our washington bureau. jill, you and i have been talking closely this morning, but have you learned any more about her condition or anything from her doctors? >> reporter: no, we've been asking, but so far no updates. the state department had a statement sunday night. we're hoping we'll get something new. at this point, it would appear they're really just watching very carefully to see how those anti- anti-coagulants, what kind of effect they have on her. it's been a rough couple of weeks, first the flu, and then the concussion, and now this. it's especially worrisome when you have a secretary of state who's traveled now almost 1 million miles by air, and they've put that on hold, any type of travel on hold for at least another couple of weeks. right now i can't imagine that she is going to be doing much of anything travel-wise. th
's something i think you'll see reflected in the work. >> i can tell you, i know mrs. o'malley. she's judge o'malley. she wouldn't care if you keep calling. i'll call her now and say are you in for the program. she'd say yes. in all seriousness, first of all, you are a creative administrator both of you are. so i won't prolong the generosity of the chair in having me participate here. but i -- it is my hope and my prayer for my community that's affected we would think the bridge during the hard time for individual families how we look at economic development. i would invite you as assessing what the governor submit if you could consider visiting us to lock at what this is so we cannot only respond we can also lay the groundwork for reform to be able to help our community that are hard hit and hard -- what are so terrific. >> thank you, senator. thanks very much. >> thank you so much for holding the hearing and the tremendous work on the critical issue. obviously i'm not from a state impacted by the hurricane or the one that impacted you. as an american we have to come together. we learn from
, the bullets were there. these two wonderful kids were saved by the bravery of the wonderful teacher, mrs. clemens, for which we will ever be thankful for and will never be enough. she pulled them in her own classroom and barricaded the door. they were safe. unfortunately for many families in our town, it's not true. i cannot describe what i feel about that. if we could not -- if we could rewind the reality and prevent what happened, i would give anything to do it. now my story. for many years, i watched what was happening in this country. i am an immigrant. i've been here 22 years. and i -- i held these believes, america has the -- deep history with guns. it's part of american history. gun owners and people who handle guns, they know how to keep them safe and be responsible. our politicians will do whatever they can to make sure our kids are safe. and you know, every time something like columbine, virginia tech, aurora, were happening, i would avert my eyes and i would still think that something will be done. but all those beliefs were shattered on friday. and now i think we all need to
, representative richmond. mr. richmond: i thank the gentlelady for yielding and commend her on her passion as a physician and someone who has taken an oath to preserve life and to make sure that people can live out their years in a meaningful way and die of natural causes. i'm from louisiana, which our motto is we're the supportman's paradise. we like to fish and hunt. we like to have a fishing pole and a gun. the guns we use and the guns that sportsmen use are rifles and you don't need high-capacity magazines in order to hunt deer, in order to hunt dove, duck, rabbit. you just don't do that. but i rise tonight in support of my colleagues, because especially in our urban cities, we are losing far too many of our children, fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers to gun violence. and every once in a while we will have an event that will shake the confidence of our country and make us take a step back and actually look at our gun laws in this country and say wait, we have done far too much and we have spended the second amendment too far. the founders of the constitution when the second amendm
a battle with pneumonia. >>> meantime, a top aide for president bush, says her boss won't be leaving the hospital anytime soon. he is in the hospital with complications from bronchitis. but she says the 88-year-old mr. bush would advise to put the harps back in the closet. >>> and secretary of state hillary clinton will return to work next week. she hasn't been seen in public since suffering a concussion about two weeks ago after a fainting spell brought on by a stomach bug. >>> and the fiscal cliff in washington isn't the only major threat to the u.s. economy. this morning, time is running out to avoid a strike by 14,000 dockworkers from boston to houston for demanding better pay. 14 ports that handle half of the nation's shipping traffic are threatened. workers could walk off the job this sunday, costing the economy an estimated $1 billion per day. >>> and for the second time this month, someone has been pushed to their death on a new york subway. a woman seen running away on the left side of this surveillance video, right here, shoved a man on to the tracks last night. he was then
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